Not your typical hellcat biker chic and
Li'l Deb would say "that's not a bad thing!"

August 14, 2007

An Endless Summer = Hot Halter Top

An oldie but a goodie from Phildar Famille Printemps Ete 2004.

The knitting pattern is "Debardeur 4b" (aka 'Kate'). I have wanted this pattern for ev VER and I finally found it. It will be a favorite biker chick knit top. Very cool. Sexy without revealing and will provide freedom of movement in the arm area. Ssssssizzling.

August 10, 2007

De-Stashing Knitting Yarn & BikerChick Wear

I am listing two items for sale. I cannot get my PayPal button to work with this, so I will email buyer(s) a PayPal invoice. Email bikerchicknits[] if you have questions or would like to purchase either of these two items. Remove the brackets [ ] from my email address as they are entered to eliminate spam, or post a message.

For Sale: 3 Skeins Jaeger 4 Ply 100% Pure Silk Yarn
Retailed: $29 each skein
My Price: $60 (you save $27)
Color: Light pink
Yards: 208
US Needle: 3
Shipping: $4.65 US First Class with Insurance

Jaeger stopped producing this beautiful luxury yarn, so soft and beautiful. I bought an entire pack and only need 7 skeins for a Vintage Knits camisole. This yarn is very hard to come by! I am selling 3 skeins of same lot, with ball bands. Would make a wonderful gift for a knitter who loves luxury yarn.
SOLD! Thank you.

August 5, 2007

Biker Brownies in a Box - YumYum Eat'em Up!

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Taking time out from knitting for an occasional partay, always requires a little baking. With beer and brownies being almost instantly consumed, I bake brownies. I freeze them before they are packed in the saddle bag for riding.

I bake most things from scratch but have always preferred brownies from a packaged mix. Generic brownie mixes are my favorite but I always add a little something special during or after baking.

Follow recipe on the box and before baking
  • add 1/2 tsp of 100% pure vanilla, or 1/4 tsp of almond oil
  • add 1/2 cup chopped pistachios, walnuts, mixed nuts, almonds, raisins, chocolate chips, or tiny marshmallows (if you add several ingredients make sure the total equals a 1/2 cup)

Instant Icing - after baking and out of the oven

  • let brownies cool 15-20 minutes
  • depending on the size of the brownie pan used, add 3 or more chocolate bars of your choice to the top (size example: about 60 gr or the .75+/- single size)
  • let chocolate soften on the warm brownies (5-8 minutes)
  • take a stainless steel tablespoon, barely touching the softened chocolate, with one steady motion and without lifting the spoon until you have reached the end, gently drag the spoon back and forth (if you lift the spoon before reaching the end the thin top layer will pull up - but really it's okay if that happens because you can add toppings over the icing.)
  • add your favorite topping: shredded coconut, walnuts, almonds, sprinkles...
  • if they have to travel you might want to freeze them, thaw to cut otherwise the chocolate icing will crack

Yum Yum Eat 'em Up!

August 4, 2007

Bad To The Skull & Crossbones

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WhoHoo!! Youth's Skull and Crossbones Hat: Buh-Bubba-BBBad

  • The underside of the brim and the skull and crossbones were knitted in white and the rest in black. Less than a full skein of each color was used.

  • My daughter knit this and suggests only the skull and crossbones be knitted in white and black for everything else, but it will take more than one skein of black (two should do it).

  • The skull and crossbones design was taken from a few different free patterns and modified.

Debbie Bliss cotton/angora: 1 skein white, 1 skein black
US size 8 needles (Addi 16" and Brittany dpn).
Youth size, about a 18" circumference.

...Happy trails...